Dyslexia in Adult Education

Questions and Answers

Author: Denis Lawrence

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0955676207

Category: Education

Page: 220

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Each chapter of this book sets out to answer specific questions put to the author by students and lecturers over 15 years of assessing adults with dyslexia. The book is a valuable source of reference; in answering the questions, it defines dyslexia, discusses the history of dyslexia and reviews current research into the concept. Techniques and strategies for supporting adult students with dyslexia are also presented.
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Supporting Dyslexic Adults in Higher Education and the Workplace

Author: Nicola Brunswick

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470974796

Category: Education

Page: 232

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Supporting Dyslexic Adults provides practical advice in supporting dyslexic adults in education and employment, and guidance on the latest research Provides an important overview of current research and practice in supporting dyslexic adults in education and employment, deftly combining academic understanding with everyday issues Contributors possess a wealth of practical experience in the field which provides an indispensible guide to the subject Case studies are included to capture the immediate experiences of dyslexic adults in education and at work to highlight prevalent issues Offers practical advice to adults with dyslexia, from how to disclose their particular needs to employers and colleagues to legal aspects of dyslexia support Highlights to employers the particular skills and strengths that dyslexic adults can bring to the workplace
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Adult Learning Disabilities and ADHD: Research-Informed Assessment

Author: Robert L. Mapou

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199707508

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

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Based on the author's popular workshop, this concise volume provides scientific and practical guidance on assessing learning disabilities and ADHD in adults. It includes instructions for accessing the author's downloadable PowerPoints, as well as a Continuing Education component (3 credits) that is administered by the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology. Topics include definitions of disability (including legal definitions), assessment, and management approaches (from medications and therapy to educational and workplace accommodations), and assistive technology and software. Three case examples are provided, along with a sample report. The book is aimed at clinical neuropsychologists and clinical psychologists who are involved in the assessment and management of adults with learning disabilities and ADHD.
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Dyslexia and Hyperlexia

Diagnosis and Management of Developmental Reading Disabilities

Author: P. G. Aaron

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400910657

Category: Psychology

Page: 324

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Even though I had been studying reading problems in children for a number of years as a means of understanding cognitive processes, I became deeply committed to the study of developmental dyslexia after my encounter with S. H. , a dyslexic college student. Until then, dyslexia to me remained an interesting phenomenon but somewhat removed from the mainstream of my research interests. The facts that, in spite of his superior IQ, S. H. could read no better than a child in the fifth grade and misspelled even common words such as was and here, however, took me by surprise and made me appreciate the intriguing and challenging nature of developmental dyslexia. This led to a series of studies of college students with reading disability, a group that is relatively unexplored. The general plan of these investigations was to study a small number of disabled readers at any given time, rather intensively. Even though this approach limits the generalizability of the research findings, it lays bare some of the most interesting facts about dyslexia which are obscured in large-scale statistical studies. These studies have now extended well over a decade and are still continuing. As soon as these studies were started, it became obvious that not all reading-disabled college students are alike and that disabled readers could be classified into three broad categories: those with poor decod ing skill, those with poor comprehension ability, and those with a combination of these two deficits.
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Toward A Genetics of Language

Author: Mabel L. Rice

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1134789254

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 432

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The past decade has brought important new advances in the fields of genetics, behavioral genetics, linguistics, language acquisition, studies of language impairment, and brain imaging. Although these advances are each highly relevant to the determination of what a child is innately prepared to bring to language acquisition, the contributing fields of endeavor have traditionally been relatively self-contained, with little cross communication. This volume was developed with the belief that there is considerable value to be gained in the creation of a shared platform for a dialogue across the disciplines. Leading experts in genetics, linguistics, language acquisition, language impairment, and brain imaging are brought together for the purpose of exploring the current evidence, theoretical issues, and research challenges in a way that bridges disciplinary boundaries and points toward future developments in the search for the genetic and environmental bases of language acquisition and impairments. This collection provides discussions and summaries of: *breakthrough findings of the genetic underpinnings of dyslexia; *theoretical and empirical developments in the specification of a phenotype of language acquisition and impairment; *evidence of familiarity and twin concordances of specific language impairment; and *new evidence from brain imaging. It concludes with a critical response from an advocate of rational empiricism.
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Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Dyslexia at School

Author: Catherine Christo,John M. Davis,Stephen E. Brock

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387886008

Category: Psychology

Page: 152

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As many as one in four children experiences problems with reading. Dyslexia, the most common learning disability leads to well-documented negative effects on school and, ultimately, adult success. Therefore, it is critical that school professionals provide early and effective assessment and intervention. Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Dyslexia at School equips practitioners with in-depth understanding of the disorder and a wealth of practical information for meeting student needs. This volume: Reviews up-to-date findings on dyslexia – causes, prevalence, and related conditions. Provides research-based tools for identifying and addressing dyslexia. Offers a detailed framework for case finding and screening, diagnostic and psychoeducational assessment as well as age- and grade-appropriate intervention. Explains the roles and responsibilities of school psychologists when it comes to identifying students with dyslexia. Focuses solely on dyslexia, unlike most other books on learning disabilities. As the duties of school psychologists and related education professionals become more complex, recognizing and providing services for students with learning disorders has become progressively more demanding. Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Dyslexia at School offers practitioners an accessible and easy-to-read reference that they will use for years to come.
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Dyslexia

A Complete Guide for Parents and Those Who Help Them

Author: Gavin Reid

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119973562

Category: Education

Page: 280

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The new edition of Dyslexia is written for parents of dyslexic children and the professionals who work with them, and provides information on the role parents can play in supporting their dyslexic child. This updated edition contains new material and up-to-date discussions of current research and programs. Empowers parents by providing them with strategies for dealing with a wide range of concerns including dyspraxia and dyscalculia New sections cover post-school issues, the emotional needs of young people with dyslexia and information on how parents can help at home Features information on some of the more popular interventions for dyslexia, and critical evaluations of ‘alternative treatments’ Includes first–hand accounts of parents’ hopes, successes and setbacks, and extensive lists of organizations and resources
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Dyslexia and Effective Learning in Secondary and Tertiary Education

Author: Morag Hunter-Carsch,Margaret Herrington

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 274

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Recent policy initiatives illuminate the need for greater teacher awareness about dyslexia in secondary and tertiary education. Yet the debates about dyslexia are often narrowly based and can exclude some teachers. This book attempts to open up the debate by bringing together different ways of talking and thinking about dyslexia. Fundamental questions about how to respond to dyslexia in teaching and support contexts are addressed and the significance of ???exploratory conversions??? between learners and tutors is recognised. The need to restructure ???the structured approach??? and to consider meta-affectivity as well as metacognition is explored. Practitioners in both secondary and tertiary sectors can gain ready access to contributions from internationally respected writers and teachers in the field. Alan Hurst???s preface refers to ???this important book??? as paving the way to a more truly inclusive attitude and approach to education in and beyond compulsory schooling.
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Learning Disabilities

Contemporary Viewpoints

Author: Brian J. Cratty,Richard L. Goldman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135306206

Category: Psychology

Page: 244

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This volume examines the field of learning disabilities and the education of learning disabled (LD) children through the eyes of several experts. Contributors bring to the book such diverse academic backgrounds as education, psychology, special education and medicine. The chapters, adapted from lectures given at the Landmark West School in California, include audience questions and responses. Chapters on new medications for the LD child, contemporary research on dyslexia and educational strategies for improving reading are complemented bychapters on social and emotional issues that affect the families of learning disabled children, adolescents and young adults.
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Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Mathematics

A practical guide

Author: Anne Henderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136636617

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Mathematics will be an essential resource for teachers, classroom assistants, and SENCOs who help dyslexic and dyscalculic children with their understanding of mathematics. Written in an accessible style with helpful illustrations, this practical book reveals helpful ways in which to tackle both simple and complex concepts with students of all ages. This second edition has been updated to include references to using technology that will help children with dyslexia and dyscalculia reinforce their mathematical skills and also contains a number of photocopiable resources that can be used in the classroom. Written by Anne Henderson, who is experienced in teaching language and mathematics to pupils with dyslexia and dyscalculia, this book outlines current thinking in the field and shows how the research methods that have been proven as successful can be used with whole classes of children. This book encourages flexible methods and gives teachers the confidence to discuss alternative solutions with their pupils and help them achieve success. It is an ideal handbook for parent-teacher programmes and is also suitable for in-service training.
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